DVM – Russell Lake Animal Hospital (052624)

February 26, 2024

We are looking for people who want to help pets and can play well with other humans! Working in a veterinary practice can be most rewarding when it’s done well. Our mission is to create a sustainable veterinary practice where pets and people thrive. We consider the needs of our people and enable them to become better vets, technicians, client care team members and leaders. All of which allows us to do a job we are all proud of.

As an independently owned clinic, all of our team members enjoy a living wage and a variety of benefits, they contribute to our culture positively and help us achieve our mission.

We are a full-service facility (in-house laboratory, Idexx reference lab support, surgical suite, dental suite, a DR radiology suite, ultrasound and in-house pharmacy)

We believe in fairness and inclusion, so we hire based on skill and culture fit, all are welcome to apply.

Think you might be a fit for one of these roles? We invite you to learn more about us and apply.

Why Join The Team?

This list could be very very long, but we’ve kept it to best ones:

1. We’re an independently owned clinic, and we have authentic values that drive how we treat each other and what decisions we make.

2. We’re a group of people who care about each other.

3. We help our people grow – our track record speaks for itself.

4. We deliver a spectrum of care solutions to the problems our patients face.

5. You’ll have a team leader who is invested in your career.

6. You work with great clients and their pets.

7. We try to provide a variety of benefits that will suit all the different people on our team.

8. We are open 7 days a week but are supported by our local 24/7 emergency hospital, so our staff are NOT expected to be on-call for overnights or holidays.


  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree valid for practice in Canada

  • License for practice in Nova Scotia or the ability to become licensed

  • Strong communication skills, an interest in diagnostics, internal medicine, and surgery

  • A desire for compassionate care, to foster long-term relationships with our clients and patients

  • For the right candidate, help with relocation can be offered

  • Full-time or part-time hours are available

Start Date: ASAP

What we offer:

  • Flexible compensation options + bonuses and vacation time

  • Expanded Health Benefits (vision, dental & health savings account)

  • Paid Annual Registration Dues

  • CE opportunities in NS, Canada and abroad

  • Staff Discounts (including discounted pet insurance!)

  • Uniform Shirts

  • Nespresso Coffee Bar, cold drinks & Snacks!

Team Culture

  • Recreational events (staff attend at their leisure) organized and paid for by us!

  • Monthly staff meetings

  • Mentorship and training.

Experience and Low Stress Handling or Fear Free Certification are an asset, but confident new grads are welcome to apply as well.

Visit https://russelllakevet.com/careers/ to learn more!

Please send resume and cover letter via email to resumes@russelllakevet.com.

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